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Here are five unique tips to help you become the best luxury travel advisor you can be. Check out the list here.
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Finding the right agency can make all the difference for an advisor, according to Shannon, who credits Acendas for its support and assistance.
Moynihan, a former editor in chief, says to focus on yourself as opposed to the competition, as "the littlest details matter in the bigger picture."
Fox says be flexible: Keep a diverse range of clients; let them choose the mode of communication; and find a way to differentiate yourself from the crowd.
Christa Craig says she isn't afraid to pitch an expensive room or tour in fear of losing the sale. If the value is good, and you're confident in your choice, clients will listen.
Gillmore suggests becoming a specialist in a specific region; "Enthusiasm speaks volumes," she says. For lesser-known areas, rely on your coworkers for help.
Schaier says she tries to spend no more than one day per week in the office, and attracts clients through signage, e-mails, social media and contests.
It's all about the people. Make connections, get to know, and keep records of as many people as you can. They're the ones who will help you succeed.
Maintaining her calendar is one of Wendy Taylor's top tips. A busy advisor always needs something to keep him or her on track and on top of deadlines.